Dirty, lots of ot, good crew
Floorhand, derrickhand (Current Employee) – Midland, TX – February 8, 2019
You basically work 530-630 day and night tour. I never met a bad crew or manager in midland or pecos Texas. Work with your crew all tour everyday, go to town to eat with your crew, or cook in the onsite trailers with your crew. Sleep in bunks in onsite trailers with your crew. You see what I am getting at. You get to know each other like family and lookout for each other while doing dangerous work. Everyone on my crew got along and made sure nobody got hurt. They pay great and give you two weeks off straight. You can stay over as much as you want or you dont have to. I personally worked the 90 hours per week plus 40. Management, HR, Internal Development, and Superintendents are all great in midland. It is a very dirty job but they give you all ppe and 4 pairs of coveralls and boots. They also give you the option of attending classroom courses to learn rig knowledge, usages, safety ideas, etc. They provide hands on step by step instructions of every aspect of drilling with mock rigs and equipment setups in the yard. I hate classroom training but found this to be very beneficial once I started working in different locations. If you want to move up the ladder and receive more pay then you gotta learn new positions. Patterson encourages this heavily and you can move up within weeks.
Pay, time off, per diem, housing, hours, can move up quickly
No breaks, weather, dirty, oil market pricing